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Polar cruise operator hits the mark with the launch of an explosive influencers program

May 17, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), specialist in small ship expedition cruises in the Polar Regions, is right on trend with the introduction of an innovative influencers program for this upcoming Arctic season.

Powered by adventure, education, science and exploration, the well-rounded cruise platform offers in-depth discovery of polar destinations in the company of well-known personalities and influencers that will astound OOE’s guests. Each voyage renews travellers’ appreciation for the lesser-known destinations.  The journeys increase guests’ knowledge of the environment, wildlife, history and relevant scientific research work being conducted onboard.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, OOE has enhanced its Canadian content and significantly upgraded its cruise programming, starting with displays of Canadian cuisine, Inuit culture and an entertaining line-up of guest speakers on every voyage.

Joining the 10-night Baffin Island- Jewel of the Arctic voyage, July 25th-August 5th, 2017 is an impressive line-up of influencers including artists and accomplished adventurers such as Olympic athletes including alpine skier medalist, Kelly Vanderbeek and David Ford, a five time Olympian in kayaking. Both will have an active role in the guided land excursions and visits to small northern communities where they will share details on their athletic pursuits and contribute to local youth mentoring.

The program doesn’t stop there as accomplished Canadian artists, Denise Clark and Chris Cran will host ‘Artist in Residence’ workshops. Each OOE artist will inspire guests from their own disciplines, helping to artistically capture the majestic beauty of the Arctic landscape, its people and wildlife.

The recently launched 2018 ‘Art in the Arctic’ program will host acclaimed painter, adventurer and documentary film producer, Cory Trepanier. While onboard Cory will share intimate details of his painting expedition across Canada’s North, the making of his award-winning documentary, ‘Into the Arctic’, and display some of his breathtaking Arctic landscape paintings. Acclaimed Canadian artists, David McEown and Bruce Pearson will also be part of the 2018 program.

Also joining OOE’s voyages are fellow members of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and accomplished scientist such as, Ari Friedlander who’s recent Antarctic marine mammal scientific research led to ground breaking findings on whales’ feeding behavior used to support conservation of polar oceans.

OOE’s talented onboard staff delivers, year after year, memorable cruise experiences. The team of experts includes passionate wilderness guide and expedition leader, Boris Wise, life-long ornithologists, Dick Filby and Simon Boyes, historian and polar addict, Katie Murray, local Inuit guide, Ted Irniq and several other OOE exceptional staff.

“We’ve been on top of our game and couldn’t find a better time to further diversify the range of activities and influencers to take part in our program”, says Andrew Prossin, Managing Director at One Ocean Expeditions. “It’s not every day that you get to travel, share meals and stories with world-famous artists, Olympians and established scientists, while cruising the world’s most pristine regions”, added Prossin.

Every OOE’s voyages to the Antarctic, South Georgia, Norwegian and Canadian Arctic and Canada’s East Coast take travellers to distinct locations and equally offering in-depth active learning and exploration opportunities.

The Canada’s Atlantic Coast and Arctic seasons operate between July and mid-September with prices ranging from US$4395pp for 10-nights on Canada’s East Coast Fins & Fiddles to US$11395pp for 12-nights sailing through the Northwest Passage, based on twin semi private accommodation.  Accommodation and all meals on board the ship, daily zodiac excursions, workshops and seminars as outlined in the itinerary are included.

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